- For the first time, President Donald Trump became the most admired man of the year
- Gallup conducted a poll which asked Americans to choose any living man around the world they admire most
- President Trump's victory in the Gallup poll came after he was defeated by Joe Biden in the US presidential election
- Ex-president Barack Obama has held the top spot of the Gallup list for the past 12 years
The United States president Donald Trump has become the most admired man of the year, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, December 29.
The American president beat Barack Obama in the yearly survey which asked Americans to choose any living man around the world they admire most.
Out of 1,018 respondents, 18% of them chose President Trump. Obama, who has topped the list for the past 12 years, was chosen by 15% of those that participated, Business Insider reports.
President-elect Joe Biden was chosen by 6% of the participants.
Trump finally defeated his predecessor mainly because of GOP support as 48% of Republicans named him in the poll.
Obama, Biden, Fauci and other prominent public figures in 2020 were voted for by Democrats who participated in the poll.
In other news, former US president Barack Obama has been doing a lot of press since launching his new memoir, A Promised Land.
The 44th president spoke to everyone about the book as well as more personal information about himself and his family on different shows and podcast across the US.
On Thursday, December 17, while talking on the Bill Simmons Podcast, Obama announced that his daughter Malia's boyfriend Rory Farquharson lived with his family for months at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While at first, the former POTUS said he did not want to like Rory but he turned out to be a nice person and the two men clicked in no time.
Obama said on the podcast:
"There was this whole visa thing, he had a job set up, and so we took him in. And I did not want to like him, but he is a good kid."
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